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Drastically decrease contamination with special punch tip configurations…punch tip configurations

From short tip straights and undercut punch tips to bakelite relief and more – Natoli knows what punch tip configuration you need.

If you’re having contamination problems, you could simply be using the wrong punch tip configurations. Some common configurations include short upper punch tip straights, an undercut upper punch tip, and bakelite relief.

Short Upper Punch Tip Straights

A short upper punch tip straight tooling option is perfect for tablet presses with lubrication seals. The seals prevent lubricant contamination and black specks on tablets by keeping product granulation separate.

Undercut Upper Punch Tip

An undercut on a punch tip is created by decreasing the tip diameter behind a tip straight. Applying an undercut on an upper punch tip allows for better retention of dust cups and bellows. However, an undercut can also decrease the seal between the tip and dust cup, which could allow lubricants to seep out.

Bakelite Relief

Bakelite relief is an undercut applied to the lower punch tip only. This provides a deeper, sharper relief and will help remove granulation adhered to the die wall. If the product is not removed, binding of the lower punch in the die can occur.

Ask our helpful specialists to assist you in choosing the right configuration option.

Carbide Tip PunchesWe’ve been in this business for over 40 years because our team is ready and willing to troubleshoot the issues you’re having. Our knowledge and support is what sets Natoli apart from other manufacturers in our industry.

Our staff:

  • Has the expertise to understand the issues you’re facing
  • Will help you apply the solutions you need
  • Provides detailed explanations and technical support

We configure punch tips for your industry.


Using these high-quality materials, we will exceed your expectation like we have for many others in industries like yours. Whether you’re in the market for punch tip configurations or anything else, Natoli will deliver.